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“Good for little boys and old”

12th Armored Museum
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
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Good Thunder, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good for little boys and old”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We went as part of our city pass. I think city pass is a good deal. My 8 and 9 year old liked it. There were models set up depicting battles. Exhibits of war memorabilia, weapons, uniforms, and pictures. We spent an hour and half here but skipped the holocaust exhibit. I know my grandparents would have loved it just much or more.

Visited January 2014
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Abilene, TX
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

It doesn't seem that way from the outside, but this museum is quite large. Lots of interesting exhibits. I was very surprised that Abilene had a museum of this caliber. If you really want to see everything the museum has to offer, and read up on the different artifacts, make sure you have at least a few hours free. The staff is also very friendly and happy to answer any questions.

Visited July 2013
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Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great museum that honors our military.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum has done a very good job of honoring a part of our military. There are several things to look at, but there is also a lot of reading. The dioramas in the basement were very well done. There are a few military vehicles in the back to look at also.

Visited September 2013
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Abilene, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Interesting historical museum”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The history of the 12th Armored Division in WW II in pictures and artifacts are the best. Well organized and interesting exhibits included with a small holocaust exhibit.

Visited September 2013
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Yucca Valley, California
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a wonderful museum just FULL of artifacts. There are 3 levels and a real history enthusiast could take at least 1/2 day really reading everything. We had 2 kids with us so we only took a couple of hours. Would definitely return if ever in Abilene again.

Visited June 2013
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